University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Developmental Psychology Laboratories

Family Development Laboratory

parents and children Director Jamie Abaied, Ph.D.
Location Room 337-339 John Dewey Hall
Phone 656-4409
Areas The Family Development Laboratory at the University of Vermont examines ways that children and parents grow and learn together. We are particularly interested in how parents help their children learn to manage their emotions and cope with stress. We also explore ways that children’s psychophysiology shapes their development. Finally, we are interested in how characteristics and life experiences of parents influence how they choose to raise their children.
Graduate Students Sarah Stanger, Wesley Sanders & Caitlin Wagner

Schermerhorn Laboratory

child and adult together Director Alice Schermerhorn, Ph.D.
Location Room 347 John Dewey Hall
Phone 656-4058
Website Schermerhorn Laboratory
Areas We study child characteristics, such as temperament, that elevate children's risk of difficulties when exposed to family-related stress; neural, adrenocortical, emotional, and cognitive mechanisms underlying this elevated risk; and children's influence on family-related stressors.
Research Coordinator Holly Weldon

Social Development Laboratory

young couple hugging Director Dianna Murray-Close, Ph.D.
Location Rooms 202 & 235 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-4846
Website Social Development Laboratory
Areas The Social Development Laboratory focuses on the development of aggressive behaviors in children. We examine forms of aggression that are more common among girls (relational aggression; e.g., gossip, social exclusion) in addition to forms more typical in boys (physical aggression). Current research studies explore potential risk factors for involvement in physically and relationally aggressive behaviors.
Graduate Students Leigh Ann Holterman & Nicole Lafko

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